Alec Finlay, Tate Modern, 2004
photograph by Nina Sverdvk
Alec is an artist,
poet & publisher. Born in Scotland in 1966, he now lives in the
North-East of England, in Byker (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Exhibitions at BALTIC (Gateshead), Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh),
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (West Bretton), Turner Contemporary (Margate),
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art (Norwich), John Hansard Gallery (Southampton),
Bickachsen 6 (Bad Homburg), Cairn Gallery (Pittenweem) and EAST (Norwich).
Artist Residence at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where he created a series
of art projects on themes connected with nature and contemporary culture,
AVANT-GARDE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE; BALTIC, where he created a series
of publications and performances.
Currently artist in residence at NaREC the New and Renewable Energy
Centre (Blyth), and working on commissions for Milton Keynes Gallery,
Kielder Partnership and Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool).
Collaborative poetry and art projects with children, including WORDWOOD,
Mesostic Laboratorium, Mesostic Curriculum and nine colours.
Publishing includes the pocketbooks series, platform projects, bookscapes,
morning star and web-books.
Poetry published in magazines and anthologies, including island,
Practice and Poetry Review.